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4th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 21-22, 2023 | Rome, Italy

June 21 -22, 2023 | Rome, Italy
Infection 2023

Viacheslav Viktorovich Sushko

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Viacheslav Viktorovich Sushko
National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Ukraine
Title : The causes of socially dangerous behavior during the Covid-19 pandemic.


In Odessa, the police detained three people who thought they were sick COVID-19 and tried to infect others intentionally spit on the front door handles, on the handles of cars parked near shops, on the railing in the entrances of multi-storey buildings.  This was recorded on the surveillance cameras.

The purpose of our study is to investigate the causes of socially dangerous behavior during the Covid-19 pandemic

The detainees were men between the ages of 30 and 50. While collecting a life history, it turned out that they have no special or higher education and have a long history of staying in custody. When they were tested, they didn't have any COVID-19. All three investigated persons treated in a special tuberculosis hospital and have been diagnosed with chronic fibrous cavernous lung tuberculosis. They were voluntarily tested (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Adult Behavior Checklist (ABCL), Multiscore Depression Inventory for Adolescents and Adults, State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory).

All three investigated persons varying degrees of social adaptation disorder, asocial tendencies, disregard for accepted norms, mental rigidity, with thinking characterized by a propensity for empty, barren, based on surface, formal analogies of reasoning, pathological isolation, and general poor adaptability. All three investigated persons their behavior by the lack of physical and emotional support from family and friends, a sense of physical vulnerability.

This socially dangerous behavior is not directly related to changes in the human psyche in the face of a life-threatening COVID-19 pandemic but is caused by mental changes due to chronic fibrous cavernous lung tuberculosis.


Dr. Sushko studied Psychiatry at the Odessa Medical University,  and graduated as MS in 1999.  He received her PhD degree in 2007 at the same institution. After he obtained the position of an Associate Professor Department of Forensic Psychiatry National University “Odessa Law Academy”. He has published more than 98 research articles in journals.